April 4, 2013
Today Danielle competed at the Central Valley Jr. Classic Track Meet, held at Reyburn Junior High. All five Clovis middle schools were represented, as well as Firebaugh and Madera, with each team sending their three strongest girls in each of the throwing events. Danielle has been working very hard at trying to improve her distance in discus by working out with Jim (who was a thrower himself during high school). He's given her some great coaching, and it showed today in her event. Up until now, her personal best distance was a 68, but her throw today hit 78.6--a very impressive improvement! That distance earned her second place out of all the girls, and she got to come home with a medal. In fact, her distance was the best score of all of the Clovis schools, since the first place winner was a student from Madera. I am so happy for her and proud of her accomplishment!